What are Porcelain Veneers?
Veneers are a great way to cover up imperfections and flaws at the front of your child’s smile. Whether they have staining, discoloration or are dealing with gaps, spaces and chips, veneers can essentially cover up these problems. Most veneers can last for 10 or more years, so they’re a long-term solution for their smile issues. While most patients think of veneers as an adult cosmetic option, it can be beneficial for some children and teens as well.
Why might Porcelain Veneers be needed?
There are a few reasons for why your child might benefit from porcelain veneers. For one, veneers can cover imperfections like stains and discoloration. Your child might have chips or breaks in their front teeth that need to be covered. If they have gaps and spaces, these veneers can cover up these areas to restore beauty to your smile.
What makes your child a candidate for Porcelain Veneers?
We can examine your child’s teeth to determine if veneers are needed. Veneers are ideal for older kids and teens who are unhappy with the look of their smile. Because minimal work is needed to place the veneers, it’s a great choice for a lot of different kids. Veneers are long-lasting as well, so your child should not have to worry about replacing them for years.
What happens during the Porcelain Veneer procedure?
The porcelain veneer procedure will begin by slightly buffing the front teeth. This roughens up the surface and makes it more likely that the veneers will stick. We then take impressions of your child’s teeth and use these to make the actual veneers. Your child will then come in for a second visit to have the veneers placed onto the front teeth. The veneers are adjusted and they will benefit from a full, healthy-looking smile. Your child can and should brush the veneers and floss between them to remove any food particles and plaque.
If you think your child or teen could benefit from porcelain veneers, call us today to schedule an appointment to come in.